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 Post subject: Re: Recent Skype Malware/Worm/Virus. Steps to remove!
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 10:16 pm 
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MalwareBytes does not detect it.

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 Post subject: Re: Recent Skype Malware/Worm/Virus. Steps to remove!
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 10:37 pm 
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MBAM has worked in several cases I have come across with skype-based worms like this. Your fix also works sometimes, and typically the combination of uninstalling / re-installing skype is enough to do the job. Oh, and remember to boot into safe mode when using MBAM to be most effective. MBAM is also typically most effective when used in conjuntion with another effective antivirus such as AVAST! or Kapersky.

The moral of the story here is to be smart when running things you download directly from other people. Scan it before you run it, and know the right methods and tools for removal so that you have them at your disposal if and when it comes time for you to draw on that knowledge.

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 Post subject: Re: Recent Skype Malware/Worm/Virus. Steps to remove!
PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2013 12:00 am 
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Seth wrote:
MBAM has worked in several cases I have come across with skype-based worms like this. Your fix also works sometimes, and typically the combination of uninstalling / re-installing skype is enough to do the job. Oh, and remember to boot into safe mode when using MBAM to be most effective. MBAM is also typically most effective when used in conjuntion with another effective antivirus such as AVAST! or Kapersky.

The moral of the story here is to be smart when running things you download directly from other people. Scan it before you run it, and know the right methods and tools for removal so that you have them at your disposal if and when it comes time for you to draw on that knowledge.


kaspersky stopped it in its tracks when that came around some time ago, so when it came back i learned not to touch it.

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 Post subject: Re: Recent Skype Malware/Worm/Virus. Steps to remove!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:32 am 
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I never download files from random link or random website so It didnt catch me.

Yet I got dozens of friends on skype who did... And it was realy annoying spam from all my BD contacts.

Glad its over.

Next time dont be naive guys.


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 Post subject: Re: Recent Skype Malware/Worm/Virus. Steps to remove!
PostPosted: Sat Aug 10, 2013 9:33 pm 
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There was something similar on MSN many years ago, the semi-recent event with skype was the first time I've seen it in skype however.

Still, better not to click things your unsure of, I mean the links being passed around should have been suspicious just by looking at them "-JPG" (which some of them had) is not a file extension after all .JPG is


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 Post subject: Re: Recent Skype Malware/Worm/Virus. Steps to remove!
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 Post subject: Re: Recent Skype Malware/Worm/Virus. Steps to remove!
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I have Norton Anti Virus.

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 Post subject: Re: Recent Skype Malware/Worm/Virus. Steps to remove!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 9:55 pm 
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I have Norton Anti Virus.


Norton is a virus, not an anti virus contrary to popular belief.

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 Post subject: Re: Recent Skype Malware/Worm/Virus. Steps to remove!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:20 pm 
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Alexanderkitty wrote:
georgeshelou wrote:
I have Norton Anti Virus.


Norton is a virus, not an anti virus contrary to popular belief.

I've spent more time trying to fix/undo what norton does than I ever have with any virus. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Recent Skype Malware/Worm/Virus. Steps to remove!
PostPosted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 10:26 pm 
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Alexanderkitty wrote:
georgeshelou wrote:
I have Norton Anti Virus.


Norton is a virus, not an anti virus contrary to popular belief.

I've spent more time trying to fix/undo what norton does than I ever have with any virus. :lol:


Aye. I've seen Norton do damage to systems that virus' can only dream of.

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